Mauritania – Health Alert

Location:  Mauritania

Event:  As of 25 June 2020, the Mauritanian Ministry of Health has confirmed 3,519 cases of COVID-19 in Mauritania.

IMPORTANT: As of today, 25 June 2020, other than one Air France flight scheduled for 03 July 2020, there are no commercial flights currently scheduled for July.  The embassy will post options for U.S. citizens to return to the United States as soon as we receive them.

Please send an email to if you have additional questions about returning to the United States.

The Government of Mauritania has instituted a daily curfew from 20:00 to 06:00. The embassy encourages all U.S. citizens to abide by the curfew.

The restriction on internal travel between cities has not been lifted at this time.

The U.S. embassy’s operating hours are Monday to Thursday, 0800-1700 and Friday from 0800 -1200.

The government of Mauritania has closed all land borders. The only exception is for commercial merchandise. Private U.S. citizens should not try to cross any land border at this time.

All Mauritanian schools and universities are closed until 01 September 2020.

U.S. Embassy Mauritania has suspended routine visa services.  The Consular Section is still open for American Citizens Services. You can email to make an appointment. The Consular Section is arranging in-person American Citizen Services on Monday and Thursday mornings.

The Department of State has issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory for COVID-19.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 2 Global COVID-19 Outbreak Notice.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Warning for COVID-19 in Europe advising travelers to avoid non-essential travel to Europe.

Actions to take:  


  • U.S. Embassy Nouakchott, Mauritania
    Nouadhibou Road, Avenue Al Quds, NOT PRTZ
    U.S. Embassy website: